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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our ESPN draft analytics model also produces projection comps for the prospects. One comp for Trae Young: Trey Burke.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Minor cap ramifications for Dallas moving 5 to 3 to select Luka Doncic. The cap hit for Doncic will be $6.6M and not $5.4M had the Mavericks stayed at 5.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Perhaps surprising given how young he is, but Jaren Jackson Jr. is the “safest” pick in the draft, per the ESPN draft analytics model. The Michigan State product has the lowest bust percentage in the 2018 class.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Luka Doncic posted the third best season box plus-minus rating in EuroLeague in the last decade for players who played at least 500 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It will be interesting to see how the Hawks-Mavericks trade impacts Mohamed Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. It certainly increases the possibility that Carter Jr. is there for the Knicks at No. 9.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

In Marvin Bagley III, the Kings get not only the top-ranked player in ESPN's draft analytics model, but also the player the model considers most likely to become all-star caliber (16%). Bagley ranked fourth in college production and third in both scout ranking and AAU production.

Andre Snellings ESPN 

Deandre Ayton is one of the most physically gifted, skilled big men to come into the NBA in years. He is a double-double threat from day 1, with 20/10 upside by the end of the season. And for all his defensive questions he still blocked 2 shots/game at Arizona